The North Adams City Council on Tuesday accepted a $7,742 grant that will go toward ensuring the security and administration of the Nov. 3 election.
The grant is from the Center for Tech and Civic Life, a national nonprofit dedicated to increasing civic engagement and professional administration in elections. City Clerk Deborah Pedercini applied for the grant.
The money must be used for "the public purpose of planning and operationalizing safe and secure election administration in North Adams City in 2020." Among the potential uses are ballot drop boxes, personal protective equipment, rental or cleaning costs for polls, temporary staffing, absentee voting equipment and supplies, and administration equipment. The city will have to submit a report on how the funds were used.
The Nov. 3 election was also set with voting from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Anthony's Parish Center for all wards.
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